Saturday, May 4, 2013
Dutch Oven Bierocks
Not sure why I don't use my dutch ovens very often. They are easy to use and they put out some good eats.
I made my dough first.
1 1/4 cups of warm water
1 pkg of yeast
2 TBs oil
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups of flour (more if needed)
I dissolve the yeast in water, add the sugar, oil and then the salt.. stir in 2 cups of flour and add enough of the remaining flour to make the dough come together. Knead 5 minutes, cover and rest for 1 hour.
While the dough was rising, I browned about 3lbs of burger with chopped onions. Then added shredded cabbage and let it cook down until tender. The burger/cabbage ratio is a matter of preference. I like mine with more meat than cabbage. :)
Season with salt and pepper. I go heavy on the pepper. Let the filling cool a bit.
I usually get 9 bierocks out of this amount of dough but I made these a bit bigger and went with 7.
I divided the dough, rolled each out and filled with the cooled filling.
I brushed the tops with butter..
A few hot coals on the bottom and lid...
They take about 30 minutes. I rotate the pot and lid half way through..
These are almost a comfort food to me.
They freeze pretty well to and I can zap one in the microwave for a quick meal when I don't have time to cook.
I hope to use the dutch ovens more often this summer and keep the heat out of my kitchen. :)